United boss on Leicester clash...
Leeds United manager Simon Grayson has confirmed that loan goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will start Sunday's game at Leicester City.
Grayson drafted in the England under-21 international on a 28-day loan from Reading on Friday morning and the youngster will go straight into the starting line-up.
"Alex McCarthy will play with Alex Cairns on the bench," confirmed the boss.
"We're taking Paul Rachubka out of the limelight for a few weeks. After that, it may be that he comes back on the bench or even goes out on loan.
"I've spoken to him at length and he is very disappointed because he feels he let down me, his team-mates, the club, and most importantly the fans on Wednesday.
"As I've said and I will keep saying, he is an experienced player with a strong character and he will be okay, but his confidence has obviously taken a huge knock."
Grayson will have to make at least one more change for the trip to the King Power Stadium with central defender Tom Lees missing through suspension. The boss has also all-but ruled out Darren O'Dea's chances of a return.
"Darren's all-but ruled out," said the boss. "But I have Andy O'Brien, Leigh Bromby, and Alex Bruce so there are players who can come in and are ready to take the opportunity."
With no other new injury worries, the priority is bouncing back from the midweek hammering at the hands of Blackpool. Leicester were winners Burnley in midweek, but they will go into the game still managerless following the departure of Sven Goran Eriksson.
"Leicester are a good team with some good players," said Grayson.
"They have threats all over and when you look at the likes of Jermaine Beckford, who was on the bench in midweek,and players like Fernandez, who wasn't in the 16, they have one of the strongest squads in the Championship.
"I still believe they won't be far away at the end of the season, but we're going to a place knowing we are capable of getting a result. Our away performances have been good for most of the season, after Southampton, so we certainly won't be daunted."